Simple Steps

Reaching Your Property Needs

1.
Free Consultant Visit

One of our consultant will visit you to discuss your property needs and to talk through all the relevant planning and building regulations requirements that you may need. We will then provide you with a comprehensive quotation of the what will be needed in order to meet your critieria.

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2.
Start Planning Process

A small deposit is needed to confirm your booking and to get the plan process started. Payment for this can be made by cheque, credit/debit card or by bankers’ draft. We then allocate your project to one of our drawing team and give you a proposed start date.

3.
Full Measured Survey

One of our designers visits your property to undertake a full measured survey. This takes approximately one and a half hours, we will then draw up the relevant architectural plans if necessary and to get them registered with the local council, this can take anywhere between 2-4 weeks.

4.
Architectural Plans

Once planning approval has been obtained construction normally commences within 2-4 weeks. We will send you a copy of the architectural plans for your approval. A copy is then sent to the local council in conjunction with your planning/lawful development application. It takes approximately 8 to 12 weeks for the council to decide the application.

5.
Party Wall Surveyor

During the planning application period you are required to serve party wall notice(s) on your neighbour(s), to which they must consent prior to the commencement of the work. We will put you in touch with a party wall surveyor who will supply you with the notice(s) free of charge.

6.
Planning Approval

A few weeks before the build starts, we will apply for building regulations on your behalf. Once planning approval has been obtained construction normally commences within 2-4 weeks.

7.
Project Manager

The week before work commences, you will have a “pre-start” meeting with your project manager and the site foreman. The site foreman will be managing the team constructing your development. This meeting is an opportunity to fine-tune any details of your impending project.

8.
Building Team Arrive

The building team arrive on the agreed start date and construction begins. Prior to this, preparation of the site along with the protection of key areas will have already taken place; skips will have been delivered and scaffolding erected where appropriate.

9.
Check-up Visits

During the construction stage of your project, your designated project manager will be visiting your site 2-3 times a week to ensure works are progressing according to the schedule.

10.
Completion

You can expect construction work to last approximately; 5-7 weeks for a loft, 7-10 weeks for an extension and 3-6 months for a basement. Upon completion of your project you will receive a 2 year guarantee for the works, your building regulations certificate, a copy of your planning approval.